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Effect of Alcohol on Dental Health

We all love having a little drink every now and then. However, we often forget to think about the repercussions of alcohol on our health – specifically, our teeth. Alcohol can affect your teeth in different ways. First, up is staining – the colour in drinks comes from chromogens which... Continue reading

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Dental Implants, Bridges or Dentures: Which is Right for Me?

If any of your teeth are missing or too badly damaged to repair, it's important that you get them replaced as soon as possible. Your dentist can help you decide whether a dental implant, bridge or denture is the right option for you. Why do I need to replace missing teeth? Gaps in your teeth ... Continue reading

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The Low Down on Teeth Whitening

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What’s the lowdown on over the counter products versus professional whitening systems? There are several ways to help whiten and brighten your teeth; however some ways are more effective and safer than others. Before whitening your teeth, it is important to have a dentist assess your suit... Continue reading

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Does a Root Canal Therapy Hurt?

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Although it may sound like a scary procedure, the root canal is actually a safe and effective treatment that dentists routinely perform. It has been unfairly portrayed as a painful procedure when in reality, it helps to relief the pain experienced when your tooth hurts from deep infection. Emplo... Continue reading

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Do Baby Teeth Need Fillings and Why?

Why Do Children Need Fillings? One of the common misconceptions about baby teeth is that if you find cavities in them, fillings are not required because the teeth are not permanent. That cannot be further from the truth. If the cavity is not restored with a filling and left to progress without ... READ MORE

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How To Maintain Dental Implants?

Most patients do not realise that dental implants, like any other natural tooth, can get infected. As bacteria can collect on implant surfaces, and this can lead to peri-implant mucositis and/or peri-implantitis. Peri-implant mucositis is a reversible inflammatory reaction within the soft tissues ... Continue reading

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What To Expect After Professional Teeth Cleaning

In our previous blog article, (I have gum disease - what does that mean?), we outlined the two categories into which we put gum disease – gingivitis and periodontitis. Depending on the type of gum disease you may experience different symptoms following your professional cleaning, including s... Continue reading

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Am I Grinding My Teeth?

WHAT IS BRUXISM Teeth grinding is an under-diagnosed condition for good reason – it frequently occurs during sleep. Unless they have been otherwise informed by a spouse or bed partner, most people with the condition would not be aware of their nocturnal habits, hence many cases of teeth gri... Continue reading

Tags:  Damaged Teeth,  Health and Hygiene

Pregnant or Trying to Conceive? Your Oral Health Is Imperative!

Pregnancy And Dental Treatment Prenatal care involves many aspects at different stages of pregnancy. Among the new age options that promote well-being amongst expectant women – including prenatal nutrition, exercise and vitamins – oral hygiene is one of the most overlooked aspects, ev... Continue reading

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How Safe Are Dental X-Rays?

Learn More About Dental X-Rays Before you can assess whether or not dental x-rays are harmful to the human body, you would first need to understand what the real concern is. As x-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation, its perceived risks stem from the amount of radiation that a dental or m... Continue reading

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